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correspondent pierre thomas has the latest this morning from washington. pierre, what do we know. >> the fbi said that the suspect had deadly intentions. he pararayed would as often as possible. on friday night. the fbi said with the bar full of people at one of the busiest times of the evening he stood a block away and squeezed a trigger that he thought that would detonate a bomb. >> pierre, how did police find this guy? >> fbi officials said that he came to their attention last october, after he became posting violent messages on the internet. discussions allegedly became about jihad, he allegedly planning an attack and looking at potential targets. the fbi said that he even did surveillance on the bar, dan. >> pierre thomas our chief justice correspondent reporting from washington. thank you, pierre. >>> we'll turn to that breaking news overseas, four u.s. soldiers were killed today in afghanistan in another insider attack. afghan soldiers turning on their allies. that brazen attack by taliban on a u.s. base friday that killed two marines, it's also the base where prince harry is statione
. it was an fbi sting and abc's chief justice correspondent pierre thomas has the latest this morning from washington. pierre, what do we know? >> reporter: good morning, dan. the fbi said the the suspect had deadly intentions. according to authorities adel daoud, age 18, prayed that he would kill as many people as possible before he parked his car outside a bar in chicago on friday night at 7:00 p.m. the fbi said with the bar full of people at one of the busiest times of the evening, daoud stood a block away and squeezed a trigger he thought would detonate the bomb, but as you said, it was a sting. the bomb was a fake. and daoud was arrested. >> pierre, how did police find this guy? and what happened then in terms of the investigation? >> reporter: fbi officials said daoud came to their attention last october after he began posting violent messages on the internet. a few months later, fbi uncovered agents posing as radicals contacted daoud. discussions allegedly began about jihad by the summer as daoud was put in contact with another fbi agent posing as a terrorist and allegedly began pla
tonight. >>> we're also learning more this evening about the fbi's move to use new science against criminals in this country. eye scans and other so-called biometrics on street corners and in surveillance cameras that scan our faces as we walk by. here's abc's reena ninan now. >> looks like we got a head. >> u.s. marshals. >> reporter: you've seen it on tv. >> got a facial recognition match on the father. >> reporter: and in the movies for years. now it may soon be coming to a city near you, the fbi's billion dollar project will use available surveillance cameras to scan faces and match those images against their national database of known criminals. dubbed the next generation identification program, face recognition, dna, iris scans and voice identification will make it harder for the most wanted to hide. some worry about the potential to invade privacy, others believe it's a crime-fighting tool whose time has come. >> you've got to go after them where they are, and you've got to go after them smart with intelligence and special operations type units. >> reporter: and as we approa
to detonate his car bomb outside a bar, not knowing the fbi had given him a fake explosive. abc's alex perez has all of the new details. >> reporter: in court today, the attorney for 18-year-old daoud said his client was young and immature, but no terrorist. >> i know terrorism cases. this doesn't smell like a terrorism case. >> reporter: prosecutors charged he was determined to kill americans. according to court documents investigators tracked daoud for months. in one internet forum he allegedly wrote "i live in the united states of america/hypocrisy. i hate the oppression of the usa and i would love to do something that would hurt it from the inside." his target, according to investigators, a packed downtown chicago bar friday night. the co-owner of cal's bar and liquors told abc he believes his bar was the target. the location matches the description in the affidavit. authorities say daoud parked his jeep cherokee, containing what he believed was a bar in front of the bar, walked away and then attempted to detonate the device. that's when the fbi pounced. i graduate from his suburban high
is on to find the killers and bring them to justice. and george, abc news has confirmed that the fbi, which has been dispatched to libya to lead the investigation, has not even reached benghazi yet, 16 days after the attack, largely due to safety concerns. now, officials worry, by the time the officials from the fbi get to the site, it will have been picked clean, george. >> such a dangerous situation right now. okay, jake, thank you. >>> and at the united nations today, israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu took center stage with a new and pretty low tech prop. you see it right there. that line drawing of a bomb, designed to make his point that iran's nuclear program must be stopped before the moment next year when they'll be able to build a bomb. the prime minister argued that iran will back down if the world draws a clear, red line. >>> and today, the nation's top doctors at the centers for disease control sounded the alarm about this year's flu season, which starts next month. they urged every american to consider getting a flu shot, saying that even though last year's season was mild,
,000. >> more than 21,000. it's heartbreaking. >>> well, the fbi is closer than ever to usin the system that the agency is working on uses eye scans and other so-called biometrics in cameras that randomly scan people's faces. we have the details. >> looks like we got a hit. u.s. marshals. >> reporter: you've seen it on tv -- >> facial recognition match on the father. >> reporter: -- and in the movies for years. now it may soon be coming to a city near you. the fbi's billion-dollar project will use available surveillance cameras to scan faces and match those images against their national database of known criminals. dubbed the next generation identification program, face recognition, dna, iris scans and voice identification will make it harder for the most wanted to hide. some worry about the potential to invade privacy. others believe it's a crime-fighting tool whose time has come. >> you've got to go after them where they are, go after them smart, intelligence and special operations units. >> reporter: and as we approach the anniversary of september 11th a new bull
ask his friends, he was their brother, as well. >> reporter: fbi agents from the new york office will soon be arriving in libya to assist in the investigation. >>> and a top foreign policy adviser to republican mitt romney appears to be blaming president obama for the deadly middle east protests. richard williamson tells this morning's "washington post" that with a, quote, president romney, you'd be in a different situation. williamson also directed the criticism to the president's response to the attacks this week. but in an interview with george stephanopoulos, candidate romney now seems to be backing away. >> it was not directly applicable and appropriate for the setting. i think it should have been taken down. and apparently, the white house felt the same way. >> reporter: when the president says, you shoot first and aim later. >> this is politics. i'm not going to worry about the campaign. >> you can see george's entire interview with mitt romney later on "good morning america." >>> the man who wrote, produced and directed the film is in hiding now this morning, fearing for
in downtown chicago friday night. the fbi hasn't named the bar but overnight, the owner of cal's bar and liquors told abc news he believes his bar was the target. it matches the description in the affidavit. authorities say daoud drove a jeep chair -- cherokey, parked it in front, and walked away. he didn't know the bomb was a fake. provided to him by undercover fbi agents. the bar's owner says approximately 15 undercover agents wearing ear pieces, surrounded the bar, arresting daoud on the spot. neighbors around daoud's suburban chicago home stunned at the allegations. according to the affidavit, undercover agents posing as radicals first started exchanging messages with daoud in may. court documents show daoud had allegedly been sharing information online about killing americans in a terrorist attack since october. in the criminal complaint, investigators say daoud made several postings on an internet forum. i hate the oppression of the usa and i'd like to do something to hurt it from the inside, he allegedly wrote. >> islamic extremists believe if you're not part of their philosop
the killers and bring them to justice. and abc news has learned that officials from the fbi, which is leading the investigation in benghazi has not even gotten to benghazi more than 16 days after the attack because of security concerns. now officials worry by the time they do get to the site, it will have been picked clean. jake tapper, abc news, the white house. >>> israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu in new york for the opening session of the united nations general assembly. he also met with secretary of state hillary clinton one on one, during which he was expected to make his case for military action to stop iran from developing its nuclear program. he used a line drawing the bomb to make the same case at the u.n. >> a red line should be drawn right here. before iran completes the second stage of nuclear enrichment necessary to make a bomb. >> netanyahu said iran will back down if the world draws that clear red line. but he warned that it will have enough enriched uranium to make a nuclear bomb by next summer. that's what they're saying. netanyahu beli
the fbi and hps. >> we were able to get the first look inside as they were sifting through the damage. it was clear the mayor was still shaken by the fire and didn't want to say much. >> so what is your feeling about all of this? >> i'm not going to express my feelings. i'm just telling you they are going through the investigation and we are trying to piece together the pieces and we will deal with what we have to deal with. >> fire teams were age to quickly knock down the flames when they arrived. >> heavy smoke and fire coming from one of the windows. a front window waiting areas. >> inside the office the front door and waiting area had been sealed off with crime scene tape. investigators say this is where the fire started but they have not yet said how it started. now friends of the mayor are speculating about why this happened. >> i believe it was a direct attack against mayor davis. i believe that this has been in regards to his deciding to stand up and call in the a. g., the attorney general, in regards to what is happening in the city of saleh hoe. >> off-camera they said they
down those killers. libyan government promised cooperation and the fbi is involved as well. >> okay, martha. thank you. i know you'll continue reporting the story. as you know, american officials are moving right now to protect the more than 9,000 men and women in the u.s. foreign service. so many of them braving dangers abroad. the names of their fallen comrades will be etched on a wall at the state department and today president obama paid his respects there and secretary clinton spoke with fierce passion about their service. tonight abc's jon karl has more about those who died. >> reporter: war was still raging when he first arrived in libya last year. ambassador chris stevens fully embraced one of the most dangerous diplomatic missions in the world. >> my name is chris stevens and i'm the new u.s. ambassador to libya. >> he risked his life to stop a tyrant and gave his life trying to help build a better libya. >> reporter: john mccain was with the ambassador when libya celebrated its first ever free elections. >> chris stevens was one of the finest men i've known in my life. he
occupy movement. the fbi has been keeping watch and taking notes, critics demanding to know why. >> a tactic in the battle against prostitution. we're live where customers of the sex trade have become targets. >> today, chris is home. >> praise from the president from the diplomat killed in the line of
by an fbi sting. he appeared in federal court to face those charges, attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. accused of blowing up what he thought was a car bomb outside a bar last friday night. >>> an anonymous phone call triggered a bomb scare at new york's jfk airport. but it turned out to be a big hoax. a flight from san francisco and a flight from helsinki were searched yesterday. nothing was found. but things got tense between the tower and one of the pilots. >> we're surrounded by emergency vehicles. there's a reason for this. somebody's got to give us the reason or we're going to evacuate the aircraft. you got 60 seconds. >> the caller claimed two terrorists with explosives were hidden in the wheel wells of the two planes. passengers were allowed to leave after authorities gave the all-clear. >>> nasa, hoping to finally get space shuttle "endeavour" going westward tomorrow. bad weather along the gulf has delayed sending the retired spacecraft to its home in southern california. it will be housed at the los angeles airport until its move to its permanent home at the calif
to be out of that country by the beginning of next year. >>> the fbi is investigated a deadly shooting by a border patrol agent. >> good morning, to you, ron. the family called the killing senseless and that the agent involv involved. unjustifiable murder how the family of 32-year-old woman killed by a border patrol feel about their death. this morning, they're demanding answers, saying a plain clothesed border patrol agent gunned down and killed this woman without reason. >> wife threatened a trained officer, you know, a trained officer, to use lethal force. >> the agent's body leaving this very large dent in the window. police say that the agents were in the neighborhood to serve a felony warrant. >> literally ran our agent down. our agent was impacted, hit by the vehicle and carried several hundreds of feet on the hood before fearing for his life. >> that's when he fired five fatal blows. leaving this mother of five with bullet wounds in her arms and chest and her husband says -- >> i want justice, yes. whoever shot my wife, that guy needs to get shot. >> the mother leaves behind fi
as form of domestic terrorism. we have involved the f.b.i. >> we with able to get the first look inside as cleanup crews were sifting through the damage. the mayor was still shaken by the fire and didn't want to say much. >> what is your feeling about this? >> i'm not going to express my feeling. going through the investigation and piece together the pieces and we'll deal with what we have to deal with. >> fire teams were able to quickly knock the flames down when they arrived. >> inside the office, front door and waiting area had been sealed off with crime scene tape. investigators say this is where the fire started, but they have not yet said how it started. now friends of the mayor are speculating about why this happened. >> i believe it is a direct attack against mayor davis. i believe this in regards to to stand up and call the attorney general. >> off camera then of the building says vandals have repeatedly targeted their office. he showed a collection of rocks that have been hurled through the windows during the last few months. they are concerned for his safety. >> any reason to
. what's the latest information? >> jake, it's important to know that there's an fbi investigation that has begun and it will take some time to be completed. that will tell us with certainly what transpired. our current assessment, is that fact what began as was a spontaneous not a premeditated response to what had transpired in cairo, there was a violent protest that was undertaken in reaction to this video that was disseminated. we believe that folks in benghazi, a small number of people came to the consulate to replicate this sort of challenge that was posed in cairo and then as that unfolded, it seems as hijacked, let's us say, by some individual clusters of extremists that came with heavier weapons, weapons as you know, in the wake of the revolution in libya are quite common and accessible. then it evolved from there. we'll get to see exactly what the investigation finally confirms. but that's the best information that we have at present. >> why was there such a security breakdown in benghazi? >> first of all, we had substantial presence with our -- >> not substantial enough -
to hire informed authorities. the fbi soon got involved. and one taped information with an undercover agent two weeks ago, pepe allegedly said, quote, he had an issue he might need taken care of. and that he would be willing to pay $2,000. when he wouldn't agree to meeting in person, police felt there was enough evidence and moved in. abc news has learned pepe was transferred to the school last year because he wasn't getting along with his former co-workers. in 28 years of teaching, the most serious blemish on his record happened in 2001, when he was suspended. >> there was an incident where he created a stir in a staff meeting. apparently, he was acting aggressively. and had some complaints that were inappropriate. >> reporter: now, a spokesperson for the schools said that pepe has never acted or been aggressive towards his students. he will appear before the judge today to determine whether bail will be set in this case. >> john, thank you. >>> ron is back with other headlines. >> very strange one. hello, bianna and dan. good morning, everyone. in the news, president obama is pledgi
this as perhaps a form of domestic terrorism, we involved the atf and the fbi. >> we were able to get a look as they were sifting through the damage. it is clear the mayor was still shaken by the fire and didn't want to say much. >> what are you feeling about all of this? >> i am not expressing my feelings. i am just telling you they are going through the investigation. we are piecing together the pieces and we will deal with what we have to deal with. >> the fire teams were able to quickly knockdown the flames when they arrived. >> heavy smoke and fire coming from the window. >> inside the office the front door and waiting area was sealed off with crime scene tape. investigators say this is where the fire started. but they have not yet said how it started. and now friends are speculating about why this happened. >> i believe it was a direct attack against mayor davis. i believe this is in regards to his deciding to stand up and call in the attorney general with regards to what is happening in the city. >> the owner of the building says vandals have repeatedly targeted davis' office. he has
terrorism, we involved the atf and the fbi. >> we were able to get a look as they were sifting through the damage. it is clear the mayor was still shaken by the fire and didn't want to say much. >> what are you feeling about all of this? >> i am not expressing my feelings. i am just telling you they are going through the investigation. we are piecing together the pieces and we will deal with what we have to deal with. >> the fire teams were able to quickly knockdown the flames when they arrived. >> heavy smoke and fire coming from the window. >> inside the office the front door and waiting area was sealed off with crime scene tape. investigators say this is where the fire started. but they have not yet said how it started. and now friends are speculating about why this happened. >> i believe it was a direct attack against mayor davis. i believe this is in regards to his deciding to stand up and call in the attorney general with regards to what is happening in the city. >> the owner of the building says vandals have repeatedly targeted davis' office. he has shown the rocks that were hur
, the fbi is now looking into the police killing of an unarmed wheelchair-bound amputee in houston. the police officer who fired the fatal shot says he was cornered by the wheelchair and feared his partner was threatened. it turned out the dead man was holding only a ballpoint pen. civility rights groups say it's just another example of excessive force. >> this man wants us to believe that a man in a wheelchair with a writing pen in his hand was such a threat that you felt deadly force was necessary. >> the victim apparently suffered from mental health issues and had become agitated and angry before police were called. >>> a former university of alabama professor who admitted that she gunned down three colleagues now faces life in prison. amy bishop pled guilty, being spared the death penalty, she pled guilty and was. bishop did not speak in court. but her attorneys say she was sorry for the victims and their families. shil she could face a trial in massachusetts charged in the 1986 killing of her 18-year-old brother. >>> it looked like high tide at a north florida beach in more wa
workers have been ordered to leave the country this morning, as the fbi and other agencies try to figure out who carried out the malicious attack that killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. >> i want to assure you, we will bring their killers to justice. >> reporter: the attack was complex and preplanned. likely, for the anniversary of september 11th. it was around 10:00 at night in libya. 20 heavily armed attackers began firing at the libyan security guards protecting the american consulate, before setting the main building ablaze. inside, ambassador stevens and several others were trapped between the flames and the gunfire. stevens became separated from the others by the heavy, black smoke, while trying to exit the building. it was nearly a five-hour gun battle. additional security eventually regained some control, while employees escaped. but the buildings are now abandoned. it was also nearly 12 hours before ambassador stevens' body was returned by local libyans, who had carried him to a hospital in an effort to save him. a contingent of some 50 u.s. marines is no
there was actual danger. that's when he notified law enforcement. >> reporter: plant city police called the fbi that taped phone calls. in one recording made two weeks ago, pepe allegedly told the officer he, quote, had an issue he might need taken care of. pepe allegedly told the agent he would be willing to pay $2,000. but when the agent tried to arrange a meeting, pepe balked. >> at that point, we felt there was enough probable cause to go ahead and file at the attorney's office. >> reporter: students say pepe liked to be called dr. professor pepe. well, dr. professor pepe is now charged with solicitation of first-degree murder. he's being held at a tampa jail without bail. he makes his first court appearance today. he did not respond nor his lawyer to our attempts to seek comments. >> thank you very much. >>> george, now, to a truly remarkable little girl. a preschooler turning into a real hero. coming to the rescue when her mom collapsed right in front of her. abc's john muller has the dramatic story. >> reporter: diana jensen knows she would move heaven and earth to protect her daughter,
taken away for further investigation. the bank manager herself is being questioned by the fbi. the bomb squad using a robot to detonate the device. it is still unclear whether it was genuine or fake. there are echoes of the fatal robbery in pennsylvania in 2003 when a pizza delivery guy walked into a bank with a pipe bomb strapped to his neck and walked out with $8,700. the bomb later exploded killing him. unclear whether he was in on the plot. the bank manager says she feared for her life and just did exactly as she was told. >> she took the money out of the bank and threw it out the door to the bank robbers. >> two bank robbers who never set foot inside the building escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash. nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >>> well, aftershocks continue in costa rica after a powerful earthquake shook the country. the 7.6 quake caused one death and minor damage. yesterday, the quake was 25 miles underground. deeper quakes are usually widely felt but cause less damage. >>> a week after making landfall in louisiana, isaac may spring back to life in the gulf. a broken-
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